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Typical house on a large lot with a pond and a large swimming pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

In the countryside, silent place, with panoramic views, 15 km from the beaches

There is a second house on the same property, but at 200 m. distance. Both houses were built taking into account the privacy of each. The pond and swimming pool are available for the to the 2 houses.

The house is beautifully decorated. There is a terrace in the shade and in the sun. The region stayed authentic, clean and welcoming. Portugal, especially the Alentejo, little known and not yet overrun by tourists has much to offer: the beauty of the landscape and its rural architecture, the friendliness of its people and its high quality of life.

More Details
Registration Number : 57658/AL

Mark Van den Dries
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, portuguese, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Mark Van den Dries

It is our favorite place and we like to share our paradise!

Mark Van den Dries purchased this house in 1996

Why Mark Van den Dries chose São Teotónio

The house has a wide view on the area of 13 ha. The hilly landscape with cork oaks and the pond remained authentic and we ensure its preservation.

The cottage is built acording to regional architectural traditions : the 'Casa em Taipa' is an earthen clay construction

Our respect for nature is also reflected by planting reeds to filter waste water.

What makes this house unique

You will enjoy the silence and the splendor of the night sky as there is no ambiant light to spoil the view of the constelations.

The large pond is completed with a terrace, a pontoon and a beautiful integrated swimming pool. Thanks to it, we have already had remarkable visits: turtles, fish, frogs, dragonflies, large variety of birds (herons, cormorants ...)

The swimming pool allows you to swim in soft and clean water.


São Teotónio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - shower
    - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Possibility to rent only a part of the house (2 rooms with beds for 2 people, a bathroom, and a living room with kitchen) for up to 4 people, with a 25% discount. (not during the school holidays)


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Typical house on a large lot with a pond and a large swimming pool
average rating of 4.625 based on 12 reviews

A lovely holiday home

  • 4 of 5

The house is comfortable and well equipt. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax, away from the pace of modern life, you will like Casa em Taipa. The natural pool, shared with the other house, is beautiful for a swim. You will need a car, but that is the attraction, in that it is very quiet, but only 10 mins to a nice town with most amenities. We recommend this house for a holiday, and would like to return again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Great place, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

It is a great location, isolated, peaceful. The house itself is very good, 3 good rooms, kitchen +living are of very good size.

The porch outside is amazing for family meals.

The cherry on top of cake is the pool near the lagoon.

We recommend this place to anyone who likes open air and to be near nature.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot! See you again! Anne and mark
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Paraíso escondido...

  • 4 of 5

A casa em taipa é de construção recente, limpa e confortável.

A piscina ecológica e é um espaço paradisíaco, único e muito relaxante.

A localização é de um espaço isolado mas relativamente perto das fantásticas praias da costa vicentina. Um mimo, gostamos muito.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obrigada pelo seu comentário. E um grande prazer para nós partilhar o nosso entusiasmo para o sítio. Anne
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Très bonne

  • 5 of 5

Très belle maison agréable, spacieuse et bien équipée ! Sa position géographique est stratégique pour la région.

La piscine biologique est très appréciable et c'est un véritable plus pour la location.

Propriétaires disponibles et aimables.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Une découverte au-delà de nos attentes

  • 5 of 5

Mon épouse et moi recherchions avant tout un endroit calme en pleine nature, où nous pourrions à la fois nous oxygéner, nous détendre, nous promener sans devoir faire des km en voiture, et aussi trouver la concentration nécessaire à un travail plus intellectuel. Nous avons trouvé un lieu répondant parfaitement à toutes ces attentes, au milieu d'une nature sauvage, d'un espace ouvert avec des levers de soleil fabuleux. A 10' en voiture, les superbes plages de sable et les rochers de la côte Atlantique, spectacle dont nous ne nous sommes jamais lassés. Taper Zambujeira do mar dans votre moteur de recherche et faites-vous votre propre idée.... Sans oublier les petits restos de cette station où nous avions pris nos habitudes, séduits à la fois par l'accueil et … la connection Internet. L'accueil de Mark et Anne, les propriétaires de notre location a aussi contribué à rendre ce séjour inoubliable. A mentionner aussi:les soirées au coin du feu de bois … Nous sommes partis à regret.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Chaudement recommandé!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un super séjour entre amis à la Casa em Taipa! L'endroit est calme, la maison est confortable et le paysage idyllique. Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et nous ont donné de bons conseils sur les activités à faire dans les environs.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci d'avoir pris le temps de formuler tous ces compliments bien agréables! Et n'oubliez pas de revenir l'Alentejo mérite plus qu'une visite! Anne et Mark
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Casa Nova da Cruz
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
São Teotónio
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Zambujeira do Mar
Car: necessary

We provide lots of ideas for excursions and activities, and tips for those who want more than just relaxation : tours, walks, recommended shops, typical restaurants...

Regional cuisine, local wines, local produce (fruits, vegetables, meat, fresh fish, seafood, natural and tasty cheeses ). Traditional markets, singing frogs and birds ...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $153.83

Il est possible de ne louer qu'une partie de la maison ( maximum 4 vacanciers) (sauf pendant les vacances scolaires). Dans ce cas, le prix est réduit de 25%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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